Science and Technology newspapers
We live in a modern era and our lives are enriched by science and technology .
However, most of us would not know how many devices - such as television sets, refrigerators and microwave ovens - work.
Most people are not motivated enough to read up more on subjects such as physics, chemistry or even astronomy after leaving school.
Perhaps there is this mistaken mindset that these topics are not relevant to the people's everyday work duties and, thus, their lives.
However, it is fortunate that local newspapers such as The Straits Times are helping readers keep abreast of the latest scientific research findings and brainwaves with their coverage.
It is fortunate that local newspapers such as The Straits Times are helping readers keep abreast of the latest scientific research findings and brainwaves with their coverage.
The leading newspapers here could consider adding either a print or online page devoted entirely to the discussion of Stem (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. The pages could have readers writing in to express their views and scientists and professionals responding and explaining matters in ways that a layman can understand.
Also, holding more writing competitions such as the recent Asian Scientist Writing Prize ("Win up to $8, 000 in science writing competition"; April 1), could help boost people's interest in learning how science and technology can improve their daily lives. Such competitions can also help the people to explore ways to express their ideas more creatively.